The Southwest Times is mourning the loss of its publisher, Susan Carter, who passed away Friday morning at LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski.
Carter, 60, took over as publisher Nov. 7, 2012. She came to Pulaski from the Suffolk News-Herald, where she was General Manager. A newspaper veteran, she also had experience in the Ohio, Florida and South Carolina markets.
A native of Bucyrus, Ohio, Carter lived on English Forest Road in Pulaski with her husband, Thomas F. Carter III, and their beloved shih tzu, Izzy. They were married June 24, 2012.
Their love of the mountains and the beauty of the trees brought them to this area. They fell in love with the town of Pulaski and decided to make their home here.
In addition to her husband, Carter is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Crystle L. and William (Bill) Stephenson and Kimberly Perpetua; granddaughters, Brooke and Reegyn; grandson, Tanner; sister, Kathy Laird of Bucyrus, Ohio; stepson, John W. Carter, and stepdaughter, Brandie Carter Zelaya.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.